March 30, 2020
January 28, 2020
Association of Fundraising Professionals Exceeded

Has Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Exceeded Its Expiration Date?

“Has Association of Fundraising Professionals Exceeded Their Expiration Date?” is a question I recently posed to author and veteran fundraiser Jimmy LaRose. Why ask Jimmy? He’s been in nonprofit management for over three decades and exited AFP (with quite a bit of attention from the Nonprofit Sector) to launch the
December 31, 2019
2020 Nonprofit Conferences Jimmy LaRose NANOE Controversy

Top 10 “Can’t Miss” 2020 Nonprofit Conferences

Here’s your list of 2020 Nonprofit Conferences you won’t want to miss! Inside Charity loves nonprofits. We are in awe of the important work you accomplish in your communities and around the world. There’s nothing more satisfying to our editors when you, OUR SECTOR’S GREAT CHAMPIONS achieve significant impact. With that said, one important aspect of your organizational growth involves Adult Continuing Education. We want to encourage you to financially invest in conferences and trainings […]
November 22, 2019
Maxie Carpenter Inside Charity

Maxie Carpenter Says, “Nonprofits Must Operate As For-Profits”

Maxie Carpenter says a lot of things. Here’s what he has to say about charity and free market enterprise principles. I’ve been encouraging Nonprofits since the 2008 US financial collapse to look at their organizations more like a business. The rationale made sense to me coming from the for-profit marketplace, where most of my career was in retail. The most significant obstacle I faced was the resistance to change in the culture pf Nonprofits, especially […]
October 17, 2019
Jack Horak NANOE TANGO

Jack Horak Says, “Capitalism Is Philanthropy’s True Cornerstone!”

Jack Horak says, “Capitalism is always being criticized in fundamental ways, while philanthropy generally escapes serious scrutiny.” I am juxtaposing the two this way because there is a new wave of thought about reforming capitalism that simultaneously (if unwittingly) begs as many questions about philanthropy. The new wave thought readily embraces capitalism’s ability to create wealth, but wants to spread it around more widely — not by taxation and redistribution, but at the level of corporate […]
October 16, 2019
CFRE vs. CNC CDE CNE NANOE

CFRE vs. NANOE – Which Credential Benefits Me Most?

Over the past year I’ve received several calls from friends and colleagues asking me about my CFRE, CNE, CDE & CNC credentials. I’ve had my CFRE for years and was one of the first executives to achieve CNE, CDE, CNC. I joined Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 1998 and have been a member of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) since its inception. I’ve immersed myself in the cultures of both organizations, […]
September 7, 2019
Jimmy LaRose Charity

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion – Video

Jimmy LaRose Charity Champion is the title I came up with for an article after experiencing LaRose’s keynote address at NANOE’s 2019 Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo titled Overcoming the House of Org. Granted, I’d already read his industry best-selling book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY but was astonished by his onstage charisma and the brazen way he confronted the outdated practices and broken leadership that’s rampant throughout the nonprofit sector!
June 19, 2019
2018 Charitable Giving Tax Cut Job Act Jimmy LaRose

2018 Charitable Giving Soars Thanks to Tax Reform

I purchased an advanced copy of Giving USA’s 2018 Charitable Giving Report THREE MONTHS AGO. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive and have spent hours reading it’s findings. Here’s what I’ve discovered: 2018 Charitable Giving, generously shared by a spectrum of Americans, BROKE ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS totaling $427.27 billion (up from 2017’s $410.02 billion) as predicted by my article one year ago What Tax Reform Means for Charity: more Money, Money, Money. Here’s what’s […]
April 7, 2019

6 Reasons To Pay Board Members

Pay Board Members? Last week, with great fanfare and applause, NANOE honored their Board Members with financial compensation for their service to the charitable sector. NANOE’s president, Louis Fawcett, issued checks in the amount of $1,000 for their board meeting held during NANOE’s Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC. During his presentation Fawcett posed the question, “You may not pay your board members but if you did…WHICH ONES WOULD YOU KEEP?” The crowd responded with […]
January 19, 2019
broken for good honnie korngold cinevantage jimmy larose cory carroll

Broken for Good: Documentary Film Shoot In Charleston, SC

Broken for Good: The Way Charity Works In The United States of America is a full length documentary film in its third year of production and will open in theaters in Spring 2020. Broken for Good was slated for a much earlier release but had to be extended because of the myriad of revelations the filmmakers discovered during their research. What was once a 2 year film shoot has turned into a 5 year passion project, in […]
January 12, 2019
Is NANOE Legitimate - Bishop Redfern II

Is NANOE Legitimate? Nonprofits Have Answered

Is NANOE Legitimate? Despite universal praise from donors, foundations, executives, volunteers and board members celebrating NANOE’s alternative to nonprofit dysfunction, the question – Is NANOE Legitimate – continues to be raised by National Networks, State Associations, For-Profit Consultancies and Industry Media Outlets. Why? The answer is simple – NANOE’s founders are messing with everybody’s money.
October 18, 2019
Little Green Light

Little Green Light – Donor Management With Integrity

As an early adopter of Little Green Light and now a long-time Little Green Light Staffer, I love having the opportunity to share how our donor management system can truly impact fundraising outcomes for hard-working, small nonprofit organizations. But what I love even more is the fact that our users are just as passionate about using Little Green Light as I am and often go out of their way to share their experiences with others. […]
October 7, 2019
Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions – Tell a Better Nonprofit Story!

Positive Solutions’ core philosophy reminds me of American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist Dan Pallotta and his famous TED Talk that rippled through the charitable sector and had every nonprofit veteran executive nodding their heads in a resounding, “YES,” including me. It was aptly titled, “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong.” In his famous talk, Dan argued that there exists a double standard between the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Especially in the […]
October 3, 2019
Maxie Carpenter Development Systems International

Maxie Carpenter Has a New Take On Nonprofits

Maxie Carpenter and Development Systems International have a new take on nonprofit leadership. Maxie asks the question, NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVE OR EFFICIENT?” Effectiveness has always been a driver of Leadership and nonprofit success, particularly since Peter Drucker formulated the rules and required habits of thought in 1967’s The Effective Executive. This book had an enormous impact on all kinds of leaders in all kinds of sectors, not just the for-profit marketplace because Drucker identified that doing the […]
September 7, 2019
Major Gift Wes Moon

Major Gift – How Do You Quantify One?

Intuitively, we all know what a major gift is: It’s simply the top stratum of charitable gifts received by your nonprofit organization. The relative impact of any gift depends on an organization’s mission, operating budget, community, and fundraising base, but what does the overall fundraising landscape look like when it comes to size of donations? To answer this question, the Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study contacted more than 600 organizations in 2017 and learned that: […]
July 27, 2019
Donation Page

Your Donation Page Needs An Update – Here’s Why

As a non-profit organization (NPO), you live and breathe donations. Without these recurring contributions, you can’t continue making a difference in the world. But during the time you successfully spread the word and marketed your organization, there was one thing that fell through the cracks. Your donation page. And no matter how fantastic your NPO’s concept is or how well your brand ambassadors know their stuff or even how well your message wows people when […]
June 19, 2019

6 Reasons To Pay Board Members

Pay Board Members? Last week, with great fanfare and applause, NANOE honored their Board Members with financial compensation for their service to the charitable sector. NANOE’s president, Louis Fawcett, issued checks in the amount of $1,000 for their board meeting held during NANOE’s Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC. During his presentation Fawcett posed the question, “You may not pay your board members but if you did…WHICH ONES WOULD YOU KEEP?” The crowd responded with […]
May 23, 2019
Wegner CPAs Scott Haumersen

Wegner CPAs Has The Answers Charities Need

Wegner CPAs’ Scott Haumersen, NANOE Treasurer and Board Member, is a CHAMPION FOR CHANGE throughout the charitable sector. Haumersen serves the our sector by both overseeing NANOE’s finances and expanding Wegner CPAs’ services to nonprofit’s across the United States. He’s fond of saying, “NANOE has the answer’s charities need!” Here’s a word from Scott: Wegner CPAs is about people – our clients, our employees, our community. Our professionals guide individuals, businesses and nonprofits with personal […]
April 27, 2019
Cause Inspired Media NANOE

Cause Inspired Media Raises Millions With Google & Nonprofits

A different kind of marketing firm, Cause Inspired Media is a Google Ad Grants Certified Professional that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to manage their digital advertising. The Google Ad Grants Program has been at the heart of Cause Inspired Media’s mission since their inception. As experts, they excel in harnessing the power of Google Ads to increase capacity building for nonprofit organizations, which frees their staff to remain focused on mission-based work. Honed by […]
April 26, 2019
NANOE has it right Jack Horak

NANOE Has It Right – They’re Not Your Grandparent’s Nonprofit Association

NANOE has it right. As I mentioned in last month’s column, I attended and spoke at the annual meeting of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) in Charleston on March 26th and 27th. Why does NANOE has it right? NANOE is not your “grandparent’s nonprofit association” in that it is bold and brave enough to bring truly independent and unconventional thought to the nonprofit public square — and is not shy about […]
April 26, 2019
Nonprofit Services NPS

NonProfit Services Named Charity’s Official Technology Partner

Rockville, MD – NANOE, (the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives) is proud to announce that NonProfit Services (NPS) has been named the Official Technology Partner for NANOE and charities everywhere. “NANOE recognizes the value and leadership that NPS brings to our members. Technology is a vital part of how a nonprofit works internally and gets their message out. We all need more companies like NPS”, Jimmy LaRose, Co-Founder NANOE. “Being named the Technology […]

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